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    September 23, 2010
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explosion. >> good morning. it's thursday, september 23. the first day of autumn. i'm elizabeth wenger. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 6:00. there are some road closures so let's go to gianna franco with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, it's going to make it difficult for commuters to access eastbound 24 through there. moraga way is closed between camino pablo and brookwood so use a detour around brookwood then get back on camino pablo to access the freeway on the eastbound side of 24. so just a heads up through there. anne will have more information coming up. we have a sunny forecast on tap. tracy has details. >> yeah, plenty of sunshine, warmer weather. day one. warmup. here's a look at some highs today. lower 80s from concord to livermore, mid-70s in oakland and fremont, 77 degrees in san jose. of 69 in san francisco. the mid-70s in vallejo and san ra fes. over the weekend the 90s.
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we have your weekend forecast, the seven-day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank you. pg&e trying to cap that gas line break in downtown orinda. this is the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. anne makovec is in orinda and joins us by phone where, ann, main street i understand in the downtown area is closed? >> two blocks of moraga way closed down right in downtown orinda and you can smell gas authorities of downtown. i'm at the bart station up the hill the smell of natural gas is in the air but fire officials have assured us that safety is not an issue. two blocks are affected, between camino pablo and brookwood. it was a 2" gas line broken around 11:30 last night as independent contractors working for the city hit the line with a backhoe. those contractors left their truck there and bolted out of the area apparently which cause some difficulty for pg&e trying to get to the area to fix the
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leak initially. those contractors were digging as part of a project to expand pedestrian walkways downtown. now, the situation is less dangerous than official first thought. at around midnight they thought it was a 6" pipe that was broken and started evacuating homes a little more than a dozen homes. then they realized that it was only a 2" pipe and that evacuations of homes were unnecessary. much smaller and slower leaks than we saw in san bruno obviously but safety is the key. that's why they have had those two blocks of downtown closed down. they are waiting for businesses to hopefully get a chance to open up for the morning at around 6:15 or 6:30. >> isn't there a number that contractors who are digging can call to find out where these lines are located so this doesn't happen? >> reporter: that's what they are supposed to be doing but there's so many of these little
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lines it's no surprise that they would get broken into from time to time. there were a couple other leaks that i want to talk about that rattled nerves. one at california state university in hayward a leak reported at 10 to 8 and that was the first day of school there. pg&e crews were able to fix that line and no classes were cancelled and nobody was evacuated but that obviously was freaking people out. gas leak in millbrae as well last night as part of el camino real was shut down temporarily at around 6:00 p.m. so you can see this kind of stuff happens all the time. because of the san bruno situation the emergency officials are making sure that everything is safe. they have crossed all their ts and dotted all their is when it comes to evacuation and safety of the immediate area. >> certainly, bay area residents on edge after that explosion on the peninsula. thank you very much, anne makovec in orinda this morning. the three final victims of
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a pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno have been officially identified as members of the bullis family raising the number of dead to 7. today san mateo county crews are ready to begin hauling away the charred debris left behind after the fire. heavy equipment will move in to remove burned cars and trucks williams is debris from destroyed homes. the goal is to clear all the debris so rebuilding can begin. new details have emerge in how a veteran motorcycle cop in san jose tried to make a false arrest of a teenager in the. the connecticut fronted the teen's parents at their front door. he was apparently upset that the boy had been fooling around with his stepdaughter and then went into the house. >> then they heard a thud sounding like a body hitting
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the floor. he sort of with his back up against the sofa and the officer is towering over him with his right hand on his duty weapon. >> if he is charged with a felony false imprisonment which restraining someone's liberty under the color of authority or by force, that's a serious felony and that officer would not be able to continue on as a police officer if convicted of that. >> right now, that accused cop faces no charges. but he is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. more frustration for a.c. transit riders. they are facing more service cuts effective in december. the a.c. transit board voting unanimously last week to cut nearly half of weekend service 2/3 of the overnight lines to save more than $11 million. it means 90 job cuts. that's reductions are expected to save more than $1 1 million. >> you better damn well have a good explanation. >> it's unavoidable in the sense that our financial level is such that we can't afford to do otherwise. >> i really don't know how i would get home and back.
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>> you got blind people. you got people on crutches. you got all kinds of people out there who need help. and you talking about cutting. i bet none of you don't put your mercedes in the garage. i bet you drive then. so why can't you do what you are supposed to do and take care of the people that need your help? >> this will be the third time this year that a.c. transit has reduced services to save money. a gas leak in orinda. let's go to gianna franco to see what it's doing to the downtown commute. >> reporter: it's going to affect your drive trying to access eastbound 24 in orinda. moraga way is still shut down between can paladino no pablo and brookwood. you can detour around brookwood to get back to that area to get on 24. ,avoid the area, use an alternate instead through there. some delays around there. elsewhere we are getting
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reports of a brand-new problem through the altamont pass a big rig accident. just reported from chp, westbound 580 just past grant line. reported to be in the right lane. we'll still get more information from chp in a few minutes. traffic starting to back up in the area. busy spot anyway for the morning commute. northbound 880 stevens creek boulevard on-ramp the westbound side is shut down as they clear an accident out of lanes. the main lines of the freeway are not affected. you can see 280, 101, also no delays. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. good choice, everything clear in both directions. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. weather-wise, today, pretty nice. mostly clear conditions expected inland this morning. a little bit of patchy fog. partly cloudy conditions with low clouds through the bay and the coastline and temperatures for the morning mid-50s cooler inland to the upper 50s. sunny and warmer 80s inland. sunshine mild around the bay up
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to the mid 70s. i like that. and the mid-60s to the mid- to upper 60s at the coast with mostly sunny skies expected. plenty of sunshine today, day one of our warmup . by the weekend, the 90s and eventually triple-digit highs. yeah. we'll take a look at your seven- day forecast in just a few moments. >> isn't this the first day of fall? >> it is the first full day of fall and we are moving into triple digits. i like saying that. [ laughter ] >> what is going on? >> i know. what is going on! yeah. >> love it. i don't mind. all right. thank you, tracy. time now is 6:08. some of the key provisions of the new healthcare law are taking effect today. >> a popular san francisco sandwich shop back in business in a different location. why you will have to call to get your sub now. ,,,, [ jogging ]
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good morning. you're looking live at the bay bridge toll plaza. details on traffic coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. today president obama will address the u.n. general assembly in new york city. he is expected to defend efforts to advance mideast peace and to
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fight nuclear threats in iran and north korea. this will be the president's second address to world leaders this week. six months after the president signed the healthcare bill into law, many of the key provisions kick in today. parents can now keep their adult children on their health insurance plans until age 26. also, coverage for children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied. no longer lifetime limits on essential benefits like hospital stays. repealing the healthcare package is one of the goals republican leaders will outline today. they will unveil their "pledge to america" less than an hour from now. it's a 21-page document aimed at helping republicans in the november election. there are also calls to stop the president's stimulus program and to cut down on taxes and government regulations. the republican leaders will make their plan public at a hardware store today in a washington suburb. several city managers in california are raking in the dough. survey results show at least 20 city managers in the state
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receive more than $300,000 a year in pay and benefits. some of the city managers are in the bay area. some get home loans. the survey also found that some cities offered managers unusual perks like home loans. the report was released by the state assembly a day after eight public officials in the city of bell were charged with corruption. they are accused of stealing more than $5 million in taxpayer money to pad their salaries. a cheerleading coach in handcuffs and her squad is in shambles. >> and just ahead, hundreds of jobs moving to a facility in another east bay city. >> something else is moving today. that's our temperatures. they are moving up. we warm up today, day one of the warmup. here's a look outside this morning at the bay bridge. and it is going to be a nice one folks. warmer temperatures on the way. and hot temperatures for the weekend. i have your complete forecast right after the break. ,,
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[ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. the bay bridge toll plaza starting to stack up this morning. here's a live look right now. you can see traffic building at least in the cash lanes. you're backed up all the way towards the first overpass. let's give yourself some extra time through that portion. fastrak lanes though still
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moving well this morning. over to orinda we go. we have been monitoring this broken gas line in orinda. moraga way is closed between camino pablo and brookwood but we just got word from our reporter on scene that they may have been able to cap the leak so hopefully the closure will own last for another 45 minutes. should be wrapped up by 7:00 a.m. an accident involving a big rig near grant line. you can see traffic slow and go through that area. the accident is in the right lane so give yourself some extra time through that portion in livermore. northbound 880 chp still wrapping up an accident stevens creek. on-ramp blocked as they clear it. not affecting the main lines of the freeway. you can see 280 and the rest of your san jose freeways are checking in problem-free. live look at the golden gate bridge right now, no delays to report here. traffic good out of marin county. if you are taking mass transit this morning all on time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your
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forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for today, the first full day of fall, fall did arrive at around 8:00 last night. out the door this morning, mostly clear with patchy fog. partly cloudy conditions and low clouds for the bay and for the coastline. and temperatures for the morning from the mid-40s to the upper 50s. this afternoon sunshine and warmer temperatures up to the mid-80s. around the bay to the mid-70s, sunny, mild, mostly sunny conditions along the coastline. today day one of the warmup. warmer weather in store for today and all the way through weekend. mid-70s today in fremont. upper 70s in santa clara. lower 80s in morgan hill. mid-70s in mountain view and los altos. the mid-70s in san mateo and in redwood city. east bay, mid-80s from antioch to brentwood. enjoy the 80s. before long, triple-digit highs expected in antioch and brentwood. that will be by monday.
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81 dublin. 84 pleasanton. temperatures in the mid-70s in oakland and alameda. north bay location, 80s from santa rosa to napa to fairfield. mid-70s in san rafael and in kentfield. and just near 70 degrees in san francisco and sausalito. these temperatures are pretty seasonal for this time of the year. we are warming up friday with hot temperatures expected for the weekend inland. triple-digit highs on tap monday and tuesday inland. 70s at the coast. moving into the weekend. this saturday the italian festival north beach 80 degrees. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. in the headlines, very good news from orinda. a gas leak in that downtown area has been capped. a road construction crew broke a 2" gas line on moraga way about 11:30 last night. there was no fire, no evacuations, no one was hurt. crews, though, still working at the scene and want to let you know that the downtown area is
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expected to re-open around 7:00. in san bruno this morning, crews will begin removing debris left from the deadly gas explosion and fire there two weeks ago. the goal is to clear the land of rubble and possible toxics and to get the site prepared for rebuilding. and a.c. transit is cutting more service beginning in december. the transit agency's board voted unanimously for the reductions to save $11 million. the cuts will eliminate many overnight and weekend routes. clorox is about to ship 700 workers out of oakland in a move that could jolt the city's economy and real estate markets. the company is take 500 employees and 200 contract workers out of its oakland office tower and moving them to pleasanton in order to consolidate research and development operations. up to 1,000 workers will stay in oakland occupying the upper half of a 24 story high-rise. that will create 12 floors of
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empty office space. in addition, there will be 700 fewer people doing business with local merchants. 6:21. a bay area cheerleading coach accused of stealing funds. >> plus, the popular sandwich shop opening again in san francisco. how you can place an order. a san francisco state cheerleading coach has been charged with embezzling nearly ,, een, what are you doing? just brewing up some dunkin' donuts coffee -- want some? [ whoosh! ] i'd love some. one taste, and you'll understand. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee. pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'.
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this weekend the phone street blues festival takes place in san francisco. it's going to be sunny and warm. 80 degrees in san francisco. some cities well inland near 100 degrees. we'll take a look at the hot weekend forecast in just a few moments. >> perfect festival weather. got lots of them this weekend. tracy, thanks very much! it is 6:24. a san francisco state cheerleading coach has been charged with embezzling nearly $20,000 from her squad and going on a spending spree. ashlee star haley was elected to head up the gator squad a year and a half ago. she collected $1,000 apiece from club members to pay for cheerleading equipment but the cheerleaders say the gear never materialized.
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the district attorney says she spent the money on personal expenses and a trip or two to las vegas. haley has been released on became. the sandwich shop that started a craze in san francisco's castro district is back sharing space with the market street restaurant lime. ike's got the boot from its 16th street location last week after neighbors complain about noise, lines and litter. the sandwiches are availability again but by phone order only. >> outside waiting for your sandwich for hours and you get to do all the other things you do. just show up and the sandwiches are ready. >> the new ike's are open monday through saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >> we have to try that because i saw the long lines before it closed. >> did you? yeah. >> we're missing out. >> the yelp reviews. a sign of a changing times. blockbuster video has filed for bankruptcy. video rentals just not the business it used to be leading us to our question of the day.
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>> what about the popcorn? >> i have a blockbuster card in my wallet. i have had it for like a year. >> better keep it. >> or use it quickly. >> stock up on candy. the movies are too expensive. send your comments to mornings@cbs5.com. or post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. coming up, clean-up begins in san bruno this morning. what crews will start hauling away first. and metering lights have just been turned on at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is stacking up. also delays on 580. details coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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east bay is fixed but pg&e is still out there working in the area. it's actually the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. our anne makovec is in orinda where main street in the downtown area is still closed. she jones us over the -- joins us over the phone. >> reporter: you can still natural gas in the area up wind from where that gas line broke downtown orinda. the leak is crimped and they are working on repairs but gas is no longer leaking. we're talking about a two-block area of moraga way that is closed down between camino pablo and brookwood in downtown. pg&e continues to work to get that gas line repaired as they have since about midnight last night. it's a 2" gas line broken about 11:30 last night as independent contractors working for the city hit the line with a backhoe. they every they were trying to expand pedestrian walkways downtown. the situation was less dangerous the situation is less dangerous than officials first thought. at around midnight they started evacuating 14 homes near northwood and south wood but then realized that the pipe was small and that that was
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unnecessary. just a 2" feeder line going to a couple of downtown businesses with less than 50 pounds of pressure. so it is much smaller in comparison, a much slower leak than we saw in san bruno with the 30" transmission line. it's been capped now. >> it's up but i would rather we be concerned about the safety of the pedestrians and the people who might be driving through. >> this is just a greater awareness from the public and, of course, we want to make sure the public feels safe. that's part of our job. >> reporter: as elizabeth mentioned this is the third gas leak in the bay area in the past 24 hours. there was one at california state university east bay yesterday that added some chaos to the first day of school. the leak was reported around 10 to 8:00 at campus. the construction crews again, it was a situation they struck
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a 2" plastic gas line with a backhoe. pg&e responded. they have that capped around 10:25 and didn't affect any classes or cause evacuation. there was also a gas leak yesterday in millbrae. part of el camino real shut down at 6:00 p.m. and then re-opened at 8:00 p.m. bottom line, rattled nerves. these gas leaks happen all the time. it's causing more concern after what happened in san bruno two weeks ago. >> again, where you are, the roads will be re-opened in the next half hour or so? >> reporter: yeah. they are waiting for flaggers to direct traffic so people can get in and out of the businesses but pg&e will be on scene working in the area as will city contractors so it's going show going in the two block area of downtown but the businesses will be open. we are talking pete's coffee and the nations which is
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popular for breakfast so they would like to be able to open to customers. >> it may affect access getting on eastbound 24 as well so something to be aware of as the commute gets under way. thank you so much anne makovec live for in us orinda this morning. a lot of rattled nerves especially after the san bruno explosion. it will be cleaned up starting today. heavy equipment will removed burned cars and trucks and debris from destroyed homes to clear all the debris so the rebuilding can begin. meanwhile, the coroner has identified three members of a family who died in the fire. that increases the total number of deaths to 7. 6:33. new details have emerged in how a veteran motorcycle cop in san jose tried to make a false arrest of a teenager. this happened in the cambrian enabled on august 30. the teenager's lawyer says the police officers confronted the teen's parents at their front
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door. he was apparently upset that the boy had been fooling around with his 14-year-old stepdaughter, then went into the house. >> then they heard a thud sounding like a body hitting the floor. the son is leaning back, he has hands behind his back and sort of with his back up against the sofa. and the officer is about two feet away from him, towering over him, with his right hand on his duty weapon. >> if he is charged with a felony false imprisonment, which is restraining someone's liberty under the color of authority or by force, that's a serious felony and that officer would not be able to continue on as a police officer if he is convicted of that. >> right now, that accused cop faces no charges. but he is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. it will be harder to get around on the east bay on a bus. starting in december, a.c. transit directors voted unanimously last night to cut nearly half of the agency's weekend service 2/3 of the overnight line. it is a move to save more than $11 million.
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>> you better have a good explanation. >> we can't afford to do otherwise. >> i really don't know how i would get home and back. >> you got blind people. you got people on crutches. you got all kinds of people out there that need help and you talking about cutting. i bet you don't none of you don't put your mercedes in the garage. i bet you drive in. so why can't you do what you are supposed to do and take care of the people that need your help? >> the cuts will cost about 90 jobs. a.c. transit and its operators union are still trying to agree on a new contract. but no talks are scheduled. >> that's going to be tough for a lot of people to get around. >> absolutely. 6:35. speaking of getting around, let's go to gianna franco with a look at traffic. and gianna, what about what's happening in orinda? i know there were some road closures there? >> yeah, those closures are still in effect.
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i'll show you a map of that area in a minute. definitely avoid it until they get it re-opened. avoid the bay bridge, as well. you can see traffic is stacked up. the metering lights are on. backed up to grant at this point. give yourself some extra time. now, over to that troubling spot in orinda. broken gas line, they are wrapping things up there. moraga way is closed between camino pablo and brookwood. that's going to be the case until 7:00. so it's going to be difficult to access eastbound 24 if you are in that area. use detours around brookwood, that's your best bet or avoid it if you can. if you are on 580 this morning, we are still dealing with a backup to 205. sluggish to the altamont pass. that earlier accident now cleared. traffic stays slow as you approach 680. looks like south 680 starting to get busy approaching 580. that's a look -- that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. >> our forecast today, a warming trend. we're warming up with plenty of sunshine expected. today's highs, yesterday's
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highs, then today's highs. 74 in concord yesterday. 72 in san jose. 70 degrees in san rafael. 62 in san francisco. take a look. today temperatures warming anywhere from five to seven to eight degrees higher than what you enjoyed yesterday. more bay area cities. we'll take a look and see their higher temperatures. lower 80s in sonoma and in santa rosa. 76 in kentfield. 67 in half moon bay. 75 in palo alto. 77 san jose. mid-80s from antioch to pleasanton. today we're warming up. we warm up more friday, saturday, sunday and eventually triple-digit highs back in the bay area. we'll take a look at those temperatures in just a few moments. >> thank you. the name of an east bay bart station could change. the board of directors is expected to vote on whether to change the name of pleasant hill station to pleasant hill contra costa center. the county redevelopment agency has asked bart to change the
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name as part of the transit village center there. according to bart it would cost more than $400,000 to make all the changes for things like maps, train schedules and the website. the pleasant hill city council passed a resolution five years ago opposing the renaming of the station. time now 6:38. kind o gross. an infant formula being recalled because of bugs. >> gordon gecko is back a preview of the new wall street movie. liam is next with his list. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning from the traffic center. we are seeing stop and go conditions on the approach of the east bay freeway to the bay bridge toll plaza. speeds 36 miles an hour. this is what's in store for you, traffic backed up pretty much to grand at this point. the metering lights are on so give yourself some extra time through there. we have been monitoring this situation -- if you want to use san mateo bridge instead of the bay bridge a good choice in that area. now, we have been monitoring the situation in orinda. moraga way is closed between camino pablo and brookwood as they wrap up this earlier broken gas line. everything should be cleared in
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20 minutes. tough accessing 24 so go around through the detours. eastbound and westbound 580 sluggish conditions. mostly westbound 580 over the altamont pass into livermore. you are going to be on the brakes again as you approach 680. westbound highway 4 still pretty slow and go. we had an earlier accident somersville cleared out of lanes but traffic sluggish through antioch. northbound 101 on the brakes from alum rock to 880. looks like things past there into the peninsula checking in problem-free. here's a live look at 280 northbound into san jose. everything clear through that portion. and no troubles to report now through oakland. both directions of 880 checking in problem-free. just some extra volume on the southbound side of 880 as you head to the hayward area. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. -- that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. our forecast for this morning will include warmer temperatures out the door. mostly clear conditions with some patchy fog. that's going to be well inland.
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temperatures inland from the mid-50s to the upper 40s. clouds at the coast, temperatures in the 40s to the upper 50s. this afternoon, sunny can he coast, nice day in store, upper 60s. mid-70s around the bay with sunshine and mild temperatures. and sunny and warm temperatures inland. the mid-80s expected. here's a look at some more warm temperatures. 79 degrees in cupertino. 80 campbell. 75 in palo alto and redwood city and 75 in union city and fremont. these are seasonal temperatures. 80 pleasant hill, 83 danville, 81 dublin, 82 livermore. along the bay, 75 in san leandro, 74 oakland, 70 berkeley. lower 80s in fairfield to sonoma to petaluma to santa rosa. let's not forget bodega bay at 65. and 64 in stinson beach.
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pick out both of those locations because as we move into the weekend, they are going to be nice. the 70s are expected along the coastline. today warmer, friday we warm up. that's day 2. and take a look at the weekend. mid- to upper 90s in our hottest spots. triple digits monday and tuesday. 80s around the bay and the 70s expected along the coastline. this weekend, big basin way saratoga art and wine festival. sunny and hot, 95 degrees. you will need a whole lot of water. fall arts festival going on old mill park in mill valley. temperatures in the mid-80s this weekend saturday and sunday. that's a look at your hot forecast. back to you. >> thank you. sandals have been gathering dust all summer. brush them off. >> sounds like a good time this weekend. tracy, thanks very much. it's 6:44. 14 people who work for san jose's redevelopment agency are out of a job. that means the agency is losing nearly 20% of its staff. the result of a bleak budget
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outlook. kcbs radio's matt bigler is in san jose with more including an explanation from the mayor. matt, good morning. i mean, we're talking about budget cuts all over the bay area, a.c. transit, police officers, and now this. >> yeah. this is going to hit san jose pretty hard. we are talking about 14 positions out of the redevelopment agency. this is on top of 62 positions that were cut from the same agency one year ago. last september. this is the agency that's responsible for revitalizing neighborhoods, for bringing new businesses into the city. the reason is or one of the reasons is sacramento has been raiding redevelopment budgets in cities across california to balance the state budget. we talked to san jose mayor chuck reed about this e said that basically, that strategy will backfire because redevelopment agencies are responsible for bringing lots of jobs into cities. >> we have dozens of companies that are located in san jose with thousands of jobs that have been created in san jose with the assistance of a
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redevelopment agency funding. that unfortunately is ending because the state is take the money and the economy is hitting the budget in a negative way. >> reporter: now, the agency will likely focus its remaining dwindling budget on just a big ticket items. some of those are the proposed downtown baseball stadium that could be for the ace. that's right over that way. and then a major upgrade to the city's convention center about a block that way. so they are still going to do some work. they won't be able to focus in on some of the neighborhood projects that have been very popular. we should note that san jose's redevelopment agency was once the largest in the state until the recession. i'm matt bigler live in san jose for cbs 5. wow, tough times for san jose, matt, thanks very much. matt bigler with kcbs radio. unemployment lines are getting a little longer and that's a surprise to most economists. let's go to jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. jason, good morning. we just heard about the redevelopment agency in san jose and economists you say are surprised? >> yeah, sydnie.
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we are looking to have a flat reading at worst when it came to first time weekly jobless claims, instead another 12,000 were added bringing the number up to 465,000. that came after four weeks of slight declines. in fact, if you look at the four-week average, that number was down about 3,000 to 463,000. that's a decent with the numbers getting better but we are 65,000 over what's needed to indicate job growth. so the job market continues to be the big issue for the economy. that's weighing on investors this morning along with problems in europe. we saw manufacturing activity in the euro zone slow down in the month of september and also ireland's economy dropped over 1% in the 2nd quarter. borrowing costs are rising in several hard hit countries and raising more concerns about the sovereign debt crisis in europe. the dow is down by 62. nasdaq down 7. s&p off by 7. if you like going to starbucks, you will pay more
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for your frothy drinks. because of big rises in coffee bean prices, aribica beans in particular, several coffee companies have raised their prices on coffee. starbucks finally doing so mainly for the more expensive drinks like mochas and frappucinos and they won't affect prices of the regular espresso or drip coffees. >> what are you going to do? >> probably going to pay up, aren't we? [ laughter ] >> all right. jason, thanks very much. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. millions of containers of similac's best selling infant formulaer being recalled. abbott laboratories say the products may contain pieces of beetle or larvae. the voluntary recall affects up to 5 million powder formulases sold in the u.s., puerto rico, guam and some caribbean countries. liquid formula similac not included in the recall t comes in various sizes of plastic contain, and cans. now, consumers can enter container lot numbers online.
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these container lot numbers are found on the cans --to see if they have products that are part of the recall. it is 6:50. it is a very good weekend for keeping busy in the bay area especially if you feel like seeing a movie, listening to the opera in the park or maybe beautifying local beaches. nice and hot this weekend. liam mayclem from "eye on the bay" has this weekend's entertainment report. hi, liam. >> good morning, ladies. >> lots to do. >> there is so much going on. i'm going to talk really, really fast! let's talk film. gordon gecko is back out of jail out of money but he still has greed in his eyes and a fire in his belly to get rich. michael douglas reprises the role for which he won an oscar in 1988. there is another movie playing out here gecko with a heart. can you believe it? a man trying to find his way back to his daughter who gecko uses. kerry mulligan is stellar as the disagree daughter.
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josh brolan is brilliant as enemy number one. wall street 2, money never sleeps, delivers on almost every level until the end when oliver stone wraps up the saga in a neat little bow very unlike him. but i do say see the movie if nothing else for michael douglas in another performance of his life. you know he is going through his own -- >> 22 years later and he still looks great. >> the slicked back here, he -- basically he was able to walk in those shoes again and bring us deckco. ist a different guy this time around but a must fee. the film opens friday. >> he doesn't look any different though. it's amazing. >> the man aged well. >> may we all age that well. >> he is having a tough time now. let's talk drama. costumes, music and more, you can enjoy it all at the ballpark. this friday tomorrow night at&t park it's the free, yes free, live simultaneous cast of aida.
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what could be better? corn dogs, garlic fries rootbeer and opera. they all fit happily together. friday night, go online to register to get your ticket. >> it opens up opera to the masses. >> it's really cool. >> it's on a 103-foot screen so no excuse. everyone in the park will have a stellar view. that's friday. again, free, 8:00. okay. let's do some cleaning up, shall we? we can all do this together. beaches across california encouraging to you clean up this weekend. as you should every day. but especially so on saturday. ocean beach in san francisco, you can volunteer, there will be bags handed out, bring your friends, clean up the beaches, and really is a great thing for fun. it's a fun way to experience the beach and do your bit for the environment. and very quickly one last item. this weekend it's folsom street fair. i have visiting relatives. >> a disclaimer here. you know. >> they were wondering if it was a street fair with tarts
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and ladies serving tea. no. it's on saturday from noon south of market. >> leather fest and not a lot of it either. >> no tea or jam tarts. >> leather handbags? >> there could be tarts. >> sydnie, went there. the full list on cbs5.com. >> thank you, liam mayclem. we'll see you on "eye on the bay" tonight. >> have a great weekend. a sign of the changing times. blockbuster video has filed for bankruptcy, video rent it's not doing the business it used to. question of the day, how do you watch movies at home? s in just 24 hours.. an >> don't you know if it's
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hours anne makovec is on the phone a gas leak in arinda has been capped. this is the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. we have been following this story. our anne makovec is now on the phone from orinda. is the downtown area now open? >> reporter: it is going to be open momentarily. apparently crews have barriers that they are about to set up. so within the next few minutes, the two blocks of downtown that have been closed for the past several hours will be re-opened to traffic, though it will still be something you're going to need to get around because pg&e is going to continue its work. they have crimped offer the gas line, though. it was a 2" gas line that broke
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about 11:30 last night as independent contractors working for the city hit that line with a backhoe. they were digging apparently as part of a project to expand the sidewalks in downtown orinda. the situation is less dangerous than official first thought. they were first concerned that it was a 6" pipeline that had broken around midnight so they started evacuating 14 homes around the area then realized that it was only a 2" pipe, it was a feeder pipe and they realized that the home evacuations were unnecessary. so overnight those people were rest assured they could stay in their homes. but that two block area downtown has been closed down since around midnight. got some problems for the businesses there because there is a peace coffee and nation which is very popular for breakfast so they have lost out on some early-morning business and some prep hours. everyone hoping to get back to normal soon. it sounds like from the city this should be happening within the next 15 minutes that roadway will be re-opened moraga way in downtown orinda.
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>> that's great. thank you anne makovec in orinda. the three final victims of the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno have been identified as members of the bullis family. and that -- that raises the number of dead in that disaster to 7. in an hour san mateo county crews will begin hauling away the charred debris after the fire. heavy equipment will remove burned cars and trucks. they want to get the roads clear and then they will be able to move the debris from destroyed homes so rebuilding can begin. let's take you live to the bay bridge toll plaza where you are tapping the brakes through there. the metering lights are n. backed up right now all the way to west grand. give yourself some extra time. using the san mateo bridge instead, no troubles in both direction. mass transit is problem-free. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast.
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>> hey, thanks, gianna. here's a look at that seven-day forecast. you might want to take a look at it. it is definitely something. mid-80s today inland, mid-70s around the bay, upper 70s for the coast. it is warming up today. we will continue to warm up through friday, saturday and sunday, forget warm. it's hot! especially inland. mid- to upper 90s. lower to the mid-80s around the bay and the mid-70s along the coastline. monday and tuesday, we continue to warm up 100 degrees in the hottest spots for the beginning of the workweek. mid-80s around the bay and the mid-70s for the coast line. it's going to be a hot weekend and also this weekend, antiques and collectibles going on this sunday candlestick park, san francisco. sunny and warm, san francisco, 80 degrees. that's nice. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. >> and check out brian's daily briefing weekdays at 11:00 on cbs5.com.